The Rector's Class

  The Rector's Class  
 
Part of Trinity's Spiritual Formation Program
 
2018-2019
This year (2018-2019), the theme of the Rector's Class was Wisdom, Peace, and Transformation.  It is inspired by Trinity's overall theme for the year,  Strengthening Community: Building Up the Body of Christ.    Part of building up the Body of Christ is allowing God to transform our hearts, minds, and spirits so that we may be people rooted in wisdom, dedicated to peace, and participants in God's on-going dream of transforming our world in love.


For this past Fall semester,  we looked at  the thought of Raimon Panikkar.   Panikkar was born in 1918 and lived and studied in Spain, Germany, Italy, India, and the United States.  He was ordained as a Catholic priest and taught in Europe, Asia, and North America, including Harvard University and the University of California at Sant Barbara. At the time of his death in 2010, he was considered one of the world’s leading proponents of interreligious dialogue. He was as intimately familiar with the Hindu and Buddhist traditions as he was with the Christian tradition.
 
We also looked at Panikkar’s thought in two areas:  wisdom and peace.  Our resources will be Pankkar’s books, A Dwelling Place for Wisdom and Cultural Disarmament.   Panikkar’s work is very much about reaching across one of the most difficult boundaries there is – the religious boundary.  And amid the many crises and perils of the present time, there is an urgent need to cross such boundaries, so that we may make space for wisdom to shine in all its splendor through the many prisms which refract it, and so that we may work for peace and healing in a tumultuous and broken world.   

The Spring Semester was focused on Alexander Shia's book, Heart and Mind:  The Four-Fold Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation.   Bishop Marc says of this book, "In 'Heart and Mind', Dr. Shaia gives us back our central sacred texts -- the four gospels -- not as conflicted and faulty historical records, but as a vibrant, luminous path for transformation.  He reveals the 'Four-Gospel Journey' as a living guide (for Christians and seekers alike), re-centering human life on wisdom, compassion and service, rooted in a  mystical relationship with Christ.

 
These classses are part of our Adult Formation Program.  Click HERE to learn more.     

 
Class Schedule


The 2018-2019 season of the Rector's Class came to an end on May 22.  We anticipate that the next season of the class will begin in early October, and details regarding dates and topics will be published on this site in late August.  
 

Current Year Class Recordings (2018-2019)
Please note that due to technical problems, some recordings were lost.  If a recording is not shown below for a particular date, it means the recording for that date is not available.  We believe that we have resolved this problem as of January 30, and hope that there will be no more lost recordings from that date forward.


 



 


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Shaia -- Luke 3
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
5/22/2019 

Shaia -- Luke 2
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
5/15/2019 

Shaia -- Luke 1
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
5/1/2019 

Shaia -- John 5
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
4/17/2019 

Shaia -- John 4
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
4/10/2019 

Shia -- John 3
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
3/27/2019 

Shaia -- John 2
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
3/20/2019 

Shaia -- John 1
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
3/13/2019 

Shaia -- Mark 3
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
3/6/2019 

Shaia -- Mark 2
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
2/27/2019 

Shaia -- Mark 1
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
2/13/2019 

Shaia -- Matthew 5
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
2/6/2019 

Shaia -- Matthew 4
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
1/30/2019 

Shaia -- Matthew 1
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
1/16/2019 

Shaia -- Intro
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
1/9/2019 

Panikkar Cultural Disarmament 3
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
12/12/2018 

Panikkar Cultural Disarmament 2
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
12/5/2018 

Panikkar Cultural Disarmament 1
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
11/28/2018 

Panikkar 7
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
11/14/2018 

Panikkar 6
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
11/7/2018 

Panikkar 5
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
10/31/2018 

Panikkar 3
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
10/10/2018 

Panikkar 2
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
10/3/2018 

Panikkar Introduction
 
 
9/26/2018 



Recordings of Classes from Years Past

Below you will find a Library of recordings of classes from recent past years.


 



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Class on Mysticism 01
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
9/21/2016 

Class on Mysticism 02
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
9/28/2016 

Class on Mysticism 03
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
10/5/2016 

Class on Mysticism 04
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
10/12/2016 

Class on Mysticism 05
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
10/19/2016 

Class on Mysticism 06
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
11/9/2016 

Class on Mysticism 07
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
11/16/2016 

Class on Mysticism 08
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
11/30/2016 

Class on Mysticism 09
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
12/7/2016 

Class on Mysticism 10
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
12/14/2016 

Class on Mysticism 11
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
1/11/2017 

Class on Mysticism 12
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
1/18/2017 

Class on Mysticism 13
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
1/25/2017 

Class on Mysticism 14
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
2/1/2017 

Class on Mysticism 15
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
2/8/2017 

Class on Mysticism 16
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
2/15/2017 

Class on Mysticism 17
 
 
3/8/2017 

Descent of the Heart 01
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
9/30/2015 

Descent of the Heart 02
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
10/7/2015 

Descent of the Heart 03
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
10/14/2015 

Descent of the Heart 04
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
10/21/2015 

Descent of the Heart 05
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
11/4/2015 

Descent of the Heart 06
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
11/11/2015 

Descent of the Heart 07
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
11/18/2015 

Descent of the Heart 08
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
12/2/2015 

Descent of the Heart 09
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
12/9/2015 

Descent of the Heart 10
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
12/16/2015 

Descent of the Heart 11
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
1/6/2016 

Descent of the Heart 12
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
1/13/2016 

Descent of the Heart 13
Matthew Dutton-Gillett 
 
1/20/2016 


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